Thursday, December 06, 2012

Quote, unquote: On whether journalists' job is to ferret out political lies

"Blaming a lazy or partisan public for politicians’ lies seems more than a little odd, especially since there are people whose job it is to hold politicians accountable: Those people are called “journalists.” And if they do not make politicians pay a price for lying, those politicians are not likely to stop any time soon."
-- Fairness and Accuracy in Media (FAIR)'s Peter Hart in his critique of Michael Scherer's October 15 cover TIME magazine cover story about political lying.



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